Robert Kaestner is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and in the Department of Economics of the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Kaestner is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute. Dr. Kaestner received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY).
Dr. Kaestner’s areas of research interest are the economic and social determinants of health, health demography, and health, labor and social policy evaluation. He has published over 100 articles in academic journals. Recent studies have been awarded Article of the Year by AcademyHealth in 2011 and the 2012 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best publication in Social Services Review.
Dr. Kaestner is Co-Editor/Managing Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, Associate Editor of American Journal of Health Economics, Associate Editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, and on the Editorial Board of Demography.